Ring Ka King Write-Up (February 5th, 2012): Alissa Flash vs Mickie James

Welcome one and all to your first ever Ring Ka King Write-Up, a spin-off of our regular Impact Write-Up, and boy, what a ladies match we have to kick things off.

First of all, for those who do not know, “Ring Ka King” is a promotion set up by TNA and production company Endemol that takes place in India for an electric crowd who may not get to see wrestling first hand very often. The show airs on the Colors network in India, and features many notable names including some you’ve previously seen reported here. Well, it pleases me to say that the match I get to recap tonight is between two women who pretty much everyone that likes female wrestling knows about, that being Mickie James and Alissa Flash (Cheerleader Melissa to some not familiar with her TNA persona). Will the current Knockout best the former? Or can Alissa topple Mickie and prove her greatness to the rabid Indian fans? Let’s find out!


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We head to the pretty amazing looking arena as that oh-so familiar (and heavily missed) theme music of Alissa Flash hits. She walks out from the back and executes her finest pose on the stage, before strutting down to the ring and stepping inside. Suddenly, her posing is cut off by a sound that I know very well from Thursday nights… HARRRDDCURRRRRRR COUUNNNTREEHHHHHHH!~ Out skips our favorite country lass, Mickie James, rocking some of her old WWE gear and looking as great as ever. She slides into the ring and poses for the fans, as I take notice of the referee’s green striped shirt. Anyways, the bell sounds and we get things started!

The two lock up, as Mickie takes control with an arm lock until Alissa reverses it and wrenches on the wrist. James with a one armed cartwheel, but Alissa knows this move all too well as she slams Mickie down to the canvas by the hair and chokes her with her boot. Flash Irish whips Mickie, but James slides under the legs, snapmares her over, and charges with a running dropkick! Mickie connects with some punches, as she is sent into the corner and elbows a running Flash. Legs up..and yes! She scores with the Mick-A-Rana! James follows it up with a clothesline, and heads to the top rope before Alissa snaps her off.

Flash begins to pound Mickie’s head into the ring canvas, before choking her using the bottom rope and then transitioning it into a boot choke. Flash starts to toy with Mickie, but she just ends up pissing her off it looks, as James starts to go off. She runs off the ropes until Alissa scores with a HUGE boot to the face for a two count. This sparks Alissa to apply a very unique submission that looks both amazing and painful. James somehow manages to slide to the bottom rope, but she just can not mount a comeback yet. Alissa looks to go for a Samoan Drop, but Mickie escapes out the back and rolls her up into a bridge for a two count! James ducks a clothesline attempt and charges off the ropes with a few of her own to fire this crowd up. She then scores with the flapjack kip up and begins to head to the top rope!

Flash gets to a vertical base, and Mickie leaps off with the Thesz Press into a split cover for a two count as Alissa gets the shoulder up. James signals that the end is near, but Alissa pokes her in the eye and nails the Samoan Drop! She hooks the leg and only musters a two count. Alissa looks to go for the Emerald Fusion, but Mickie manages to kick her in the gut and plant her with the Mickie-DT! Hook of the leg, and James gets the three count! Mickie celebrates her victory to the ravenous fans, as Alissa plots her revenge for another day.

Thoughts: What a competitive match between Mickie and Alissa. I was completely into this and I thought both women performed great together. It’s a shame that we never saw this on Impact Wrestling, but if this is how they want to present female wrestling to the Indian crowd, then it’s fine by me! I like the idea of Alissa being their top female heel, and Mickie being their fan favorite since she’s one of the most notable names in women’s wrestling today. The only fault I have with this is that Ring Ka King doesn’t air on my own TV because this is the type of match I would love to watch on a larger screen!

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  • jen07201

    Yay Mickie Wins

  • jen07201

    Did Mickie copy Melina’s split cover?

    • Liam ‘

      She didn’t copy Melina, she’s just showing her flexibility.

  • Air-Bourne

    Considering the 2 females involved i was expecting so much more. I just wasn’t into it all that much.

  • dabost2000

    Melissa can’t even get a win in India? smh

  • shannymac

    DREAM MATCH!

  • Jhonmarco

    Whoa, great match. If there is gonna be a feud between these 2, let’s hope Alissa gets a win somewhere down the line. Liking this more than WWE/Impact for sure.

    • Air-Bourne

      Don’t think they’ll be having a feud, Angelina is now facing Melissa instead of Mickie under her Raisha Saheed gimmick i think.

      • BillyGP

        But Mickie can go back to India. Mickie and Melissa does have another match a mix person tag match in India.

        • Air-Bourne

          I’m not saying they wont wrestle again because i’m positive they will, i just doubt they will have any sort of proper feud. So far they only have 3 Knockouts and nothing to compete for, they’ll have a few matches here and there similar to what SD was like up until 2007 imo.

  • skyliner and holler

    yay mickie’s old wwe gear! but i thought cheerleader melissa was supposed to be raisha saeed? oh well amazing!

  • A.E

    loved the match and i really hope to see more of the two down the line what is confuse me a bit that the spoiler said that Melissa is deputing as Raisha oh well U can’t really count fully on spoilers

    • Air-Bourne

      I think that’s against Angelina?

    • Raekon

      Melissa is in the show as Raisha in the Sheiks stable (the daivari brothers) since episode one already. :)

      She was their manager in all 3 episodes so far.

  • shameronstar

    I wish Mickie would start wearing some of her retro attires more often! I liked her attire from a initial wwe run as psycho Mickie because I thought her wacky tacky shirts were kind of cute:) Also is Alissa Flash a TNA knockout again? Maybe that should send Traci, Sarita and Rosita to India because there not doing anything right now!

    • shameronstar

      *I meant skirts not shirts:P Also, Alissa was kind of pretty, and she looks more tone to me! Also, seeing Mickie in one of her old outfights made be realize that I think she lost weight since wwe!

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/999xander999?feature=mhee Sherri Martel Fan

        I prefer this attire on Mickie rather than the skirts. It really makes her stand out & yeah i think she has definately lost weight. :)

    • BillyGP

      Sarita is busy in Japan plus just returned from injury.

  • http://www.tpwprowrestling.freeforums.org Juan

    i actually enjoyed this, tna needs to send more knockouts to india, like sarita, rosita or winter… it would be fun to see.

  • http://www.youtube.com/users/RingVixens Teri

    ALISSA FLASH MARRY ME

    • http://twitter.com/sulkingbeauty adifferentsame

      She is devastatingly beautiful in the flesh. I’m positively gay, but I did find my knees buckling upon urge to kneel and propose to her.

  • BillyGP

    I am Glad they sent Mickie like said Mickie is over and known world wide so why not send her.

    Great match thanks for the write up.

    • BillyGP

      Forgot to mention shows Mickie is on of the best in the business to hang with someone like Melissa.

      • jen07201

        Yeah she is tough.

  • Isobel Lynette

    Awesome.

  • jen07201

    Is Mickie now doing Melina’s split cover?

  • Melina&Mickie4ever!

    Yes Finally! I went the 1st 3 episodes thinking the match was on one of them lol. I enjoyed the match it was nice , I wish it was a bit more fast paced though.

    I wish Alissa was still in TNA , such a wasted talent . When she was still with TNA I was gutting for her to get a title shot or push but maybe tna thought other wise. I would love for her to come back and have matches with Mickie , Tara , Gail , Angelina , Winter , Sarita lol….

    And seeing Mickie in her wwe attire reminds me of how much Im GLAD she isnt in wwe anymore. I hope she never goes back there..she needs to retire in TNA. But I do miss her skirts tho

    • Air-Bourne

      Mickie had a great career in WWE? Her best matches and her best moments have happened with that company. Sure the Piggie James storyline was distasteful BUT it was the most drawn out and well thought of storyline that the Diva’s have had since Trish retired.

      • jen07201

        Psycho Mickie needs to come back.

      • BillyGP

        Mickie had great moments and matches in TNA too now and before in 2003.

        • Jhonmarco

          Those don’t even touch her psycho storyline in 2005 to 2006 & her Piggy James storyline in 2009 to 2010. Just my opinion though.

        • jen07201

          The ever woman to compete in a Clockwork Orange House of Fun matches

        • Air-Bourne

          Yeah true! I’m not disputing that but she had her best moments in WWE on a nationally wide scale in the biggest wrestling/entertainment business in the world.

        • Air-Bourne

          Agree with @ JHONMARCO

        • jen07201

          One of the most decorated women wrestlers o all time and the first ever triple crown champion and one of the most loved and recognized wrestlers of all time.

        • Melina&Mickie4ever!

          Yeah Yeah! I know Mickie had a successful carrer in wwe but there isnt anything left for her in wwe anymore …she cant carry the younger divas , she isnt good at carying the upcoming divas so nobody wants to see her face Eve , Kelly , The Bellas. Although I do want to see her wrestle Aj ^_^. She already wrestled Beth a million times and lets be real they dont have chemistry , Natalya ? Eh…Its not like it would happen anyway.

          Besides I honestly think Mickie is happier in TNA than she was in wwe..but thats just my opinion

        • BillyGP

          But the thing is Mickie had great moments in TNA and WWE and TNA again. In 2003 she took a fireball to the face along with the clockwork Orange House of Fun matches and competing against MEN. I still say if not for her first TNA run i doubt WWE would of signed her.

        • BillyGP

          Ok first Mickie can carry in matches. Second Mickie and Beth have chemistry with each other hell they been wrestling each other for 11 years Beth first match was against Alexis aka Mickie. I would love to see AJ vs Mickie or Mickie vs Nattie. But i agree Mickie seems happier in TNA.

        • Jhonmarco

          Mickie cannot carry a girl to save her life. In WWE when she wrestled newer girls she couldn’t carry them at all, the matches were sloppy & made both her & her opponent look bad. Someone like McCool was MUCH better at that. Wrestling someone a lot doesn’t mean you are going to have chemistry & tbh if you’ve seen one Mickie/Beth match you’ve seen them all. The only match I liked from them was maybe their divas title match on raw back in 2009.

        • Melina&Mickie4ever!

          @BillyGP – Michelle McCool made Kelly Kelly , Eve , & hell even Layla during Michelle’s face run look good. Mickie on the other hand hasnt IMO , and Im sure most will agree because its been said before. Mickie’s matches with Rosa , Layla & That wone match with Alicia were okay. Of course Mickie dosent have to hold her own when she faced Beth , Nattie , Melina , Victoria , Trish & Lita.

        • BillyGP

          Well JHONMARCO i disagree Mickie have and can carry and as for Beth vs Mickie i liked their matches. As for McCool her carrying was alright. We won’t agree on this.

        • BillyGP

          Well i disagree Melina&Mickie4Ever! but what ever.

        • Melina&Mickie4ever!

          @JohnMarco The only Mickie & Beth match I enjoyed was their 1st ever match together at Armmaggedon (However you spell it lol) & Their Divas Title match on Raw.

          Mickie had amazing chemistry with Melina & Victoria the most , and Trish , Lita. I cant say Natalya since they only had one singles match together.

        • BillyGP

          Oh Melina&Mickie4Ever! those matches you mentioned with McCool was BORING to me maybe i find McCool boring.

        • Jhonmarco

          Melina&Mickie4ever, I think Mickie can’t carry greener girls, but does great with girls more or less on her level.

        • Air-Bourne

          @ Melina&Mickie4ever, Eve doesn’t need to be carried at this stage in her career. If Mickie went back to WWE she could engage in feuds or matches with Natalya, Aj, Maxine, Kharma or return as a heel and face off against Kelly Kelly which would be as big as any match in terms of who they are in the company and their popularity.

        • mariah.

          I personally believe Mickie will end her career in WWE. She’s said MANY times it’s her home and she would have never left and she’d go back if she had the chance. It’s just where she wants to be. And there are still some things she can do. I always wanted to see another Mickie psycho heel run. With that she could have great feuds with Kharma, Natalya, Layla and even Kelly Kelly…. all of which we haven’t seen before. I just really believe she’ll end her career in WWE.

        • mariah.

          STRONGLY believe, I should say lol.

        • A.E

          @everyone 2009 mickie hit her rockbottom in her career to be honest she can carry opponent in decent way some she had decent match with rosita in explosion the second match she had with tessmarcher there was also the early matches with candice and torrie,in her to next match on impact was ok.

      • http://www.youtube.com/users/RingVixens Teri

        @ everyone (except for billygp)

        arguing with hardcore marks won’t get you anywhere for the simple fact that they are delusional.

        • BillyGP

          Again im not mark i just dont agree with you (Teri) and JHOMARCO.

        • Melina&Mickie4ever!

          @Teri – LOL At 1st I thought you inlcuded me too I was getting ready to say …wait Am I a mark ?

          @BillGP – Yeah its pretty clear that we both have different opinions so we wont agree.

          I stand by what I say about Mickie ! Yeah Im a 100,000,000 % Mickie Laree James fan but I know where her weak and strong points are and Im not gonna cloud myself and deny everything because Im a hige fan. Nor do i need to defend her everytime someone says a negative comment abt her because tbh its not that serious.As a wrestling fan you have to know where your favorite wrestler lacks and where they stand strong at. And Mickie isnt strong at bringing out greener girls well accept for Miss T. ^_^ she had a great match with her…

  • redsandman99

    I’ve been excited to see this match ever since I heard it happened and it didn’t disappoint. Great job by both ladies.

  • http://www.twitter.com/xTeamK2 Blonde Bombshell

    MICKIE’S CLASSIC ATTIRE! <3

  • number1AngelinaLovefan

    IS it just me or did Mickie look different?? And not the attire her face looked weird anybody else think so??

    • BillyGP

      Might be her hair.

  • cheerleadermelissafan

    Match was pretty good. Honestly, I think it could have been better, though. Then again, Mickie is no Sara, Mercades or MsChif, so I guess the match was good considering who Melissa was facing.

    • BillyGP

      Mickie is as good as who you mentioned she has proved it but ok another knock on Mickie.

      • Jhonmarco

        LOL why does anything negative towards Mickie have to be a knock towards her? Just critism & I agree with it. She’s been coasting off the same stuff for years now, while those mentioned above have changed it up & evolved a lot while Mickie’s just kept it simple.

        • BillyGP

          Again with the moveset? fine you dont like her moveset btu that dont take away Mickie is a good wrestler.

          Yes is it a knock on Mickie but that all i said i did not say he or she could not think what they want.

        • Jhonmarco

          When you don’t evolve as a wrestler, that makes you look lazy. She’s seem content with just going by the same old, same old. It’s a critism, not a knock. Two different things.

        • BillyGP

          it a knock call it what you want and why change something that works? Mickie has evolved as a wrestler but then again you think what you want and i will think what i want. We wont agree because i thinka nd so does many other that Mickie is a hell of a wrestler.

        • Jhonmarco

          Why change something that works? So, I guess by that logic you shouldn’t better yourself or youe work ethic? Coasting off of the same damn thing is ridiculously lazy, how has she evolved? Neckbreaker, hurricanrana, thesz press, missile dropkick, flapjack, & maybe a crossbody? Very evolved. She’s a good wrestler, but doesn’t even touch someone like Del Rey who’s actually evolved. Why should it matter what many others think?

        • A.E

          @Jhonmarco to be fair some people love to keep it original or old school if you and the other don’t like it that your problem some are okay with it

      • Air-Bourne

        Mickie has always been one of my favourites and she is a great competitor but she is not the best, imo i consider Mickie as being quite over-rated because of her popularity, accolades and how heavily pushed she has been throughout her mainstream wrestling career.

        • A.E

          mickie is a good wrestler hands down but not better of those indy people and the indy people i considered them best wrestlers ever for the love of god even better of those on tv combined what ever it’s annouying me some people don’t give mickie the credit that she done a nice work instead they continue complaining , i hope mickie turn heel so everyone who complain can shut up

    • http://www.youtube.com/users/RingVixens Teri

      “why change something that works?”

      you do realize that movesets get stale, right?

      • BillyGP

        Really wow I learn something new. I dont see her moveset as stale it works for her so why change it.

      • Jhonmarco

        Teri, gurl I can’t deal with this mess -_____-

        • BillyGP

          What mess/ That i don’t agree with you?

      • BillyGP

        In fact i dont see none of the Knockouts movesets stale.

        • Jhonmarco

          None of them are except for Mickie, imo.

        • http://twitter.com/sulkingbeauty adifferentsame

          The quality of Mickie’s wrestling is fine, but it depends on the tenacity of her opponent. I feel Mickie’s at her best when given opponents who are just as if not more physical than she is.

        • Jhonmarco

          Personally, I feel it could use more spice to it. That’s just my take on it though. Differnet strokes for different folks.

        • BillyGP

          Of course JHOMARCO we know you think Mickie is stale. You did not answer me what mess are you tired of? Me no agreeing with you?

          Like you said different strokes for different people and to me Mickie one hell of a wrestler.

        • Jhonmarco

          BillyGP, I’m sick of the mess that is marks. Can you even critize Mickie at all? Call her out on anything? Hell I’m a Kelly fan, but at least I can critize her. You jump on anyone who says something slightly offensive to her. It’s ridiculous.

    • cheerleadermelissafan

      Whoa, didn’t mean to start anything. I wasn’t knocking on Mickie, but she is not as talented as those ladies I mentioned above. She’s a good wrestler, but when compared to someone like Del Rey, Melissa, and MsChif, who are considered the top female stars of today — Mickie doesn’t even make the top ten. As a wrestler she is safe and lacks the technical skill the women I mentioned above have. Take it as you will, but Mickie is not as good as you are claiming her to be.
      s

      • Jhonmarco

        Lol sorry for turning your comment into a long debate btw but I agree with everything you said! :)

      • BillyGP

        Sorry too CheerleaderMelissaFan it just alot do think Mickie as good. Im not the only one who says so people in the BUSINESS think she is just as good. Hell even Del Rey said one of her dream matches is with Mickie and i doubt she say that if she thought Mickie was nto as good as her.

        JHONMARCO im not mark i just dont agree with you and i have critize Mickie but that dont mean i dont like her moveset or think she stale.

      • Mikas

        I agree, she is good but definately isnt in the top. Put her in the ring with a veteran or another good wrestler like Melissa and you get an awesome match, but put her in the ring with a less experienced wrestler and you have a trainwreck on your hands. And when only half your matches are good you cant really be considered a top wrestler.

        • A.E

          actually she was a bit decent with the less experience she had a decent match with rosita,and her second match with brook some of the matches with torrie and candice are ok in wwe and also the next match with velvet sky is decent lets be honest you can’t really hold mickie’s matches in 2009 against her most of us know mickie hit rockbottm in 2009 even she had lousy match with veteran gail with both side faults

        • BillyGP

          So True A.E. in 2009 i felt Mickie heart was not into wrestling like she is now and was before 2009.

  • NT86

    I think it’s pretty smart for TNA to partner up with Endemol to form this promotion in India. Pro-wrestling is REALLY popular there and with increasing network coverage is a great market to tap into. Smart move to use Alissa Flash. If she’s a regular in India, could be great for her to gain a following outside of the US indy scene.

  • capricornscott

    Okay…..I understand that Mickie James is a very talented wrestler, I really do.

    But I really want to see Melissa get some wins. TNA screwed her over when she was on Impact, so hopefully she will get some wins in India.

  • mikie91

    I like both girls but this match was boring to me. I wish there were a lot less rest holds and more action. More fastpaced would’ve been nice too.

  • bromero329

    i agreee. match was boring. nothing unforgetable. the ddt looked bad. i guess melissa sold it bad. oh well yea i love mickie :)

  • MickieJamesluvslave

    Thanks for posting. I appreciate you highlighting the women wrestlers like you do.
    Really good match between great women wrestlers

  • http://twitter.com/BroskiRomano Ryan

    Oh man so great to see Alissa again!! Sucks that no ZIPPER was involved =(

    And Mickie great as ever so cool seeing her mix it up with greats like FLASH!!!

    BTW cant help notice Mickei was trying hard to get into the match but Alissa didnt quit seem into it either lol..still great match botch giving that 100%